Source – Vinnytsia City Council
Today, on March 6, Vinnytsia City Council hosts an extended session of the Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Vinnytsia. Representatives both of the City Council and PLEDDG summed up the results of their joint work on implementation of a range of initiatives and discussed plans for further cooperation.
The international technical assistance project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG Project) has been implemented in Vinnytsia since 2015. PLEDDG’s experts have been participating in development of important strategic documents, various municipal projects, and organized trainings for the city council employees. Mayor Serhii Morhunov expressed his gratitude to PLEDDG for efficient partnership with the municipality and for providing a range of NGOs with financial support.
“We know that a great job has been done for the years of cooperation with PLEDDG Project. It is a pleasure that due to methodological support and experts’ advice we managed to develop a set of important documents such as: Marketing Strategy, Investment Attraction Program, and Program for Enhancement of Competitive Advantage of Small and Medium Business. Under the tough competition conditions, cities should think over how to attract investments, create workplaces, and how to promote activity and development of small and medium sized businesses, as such businesses exactly are the basis for territorial community development. Due to the cooperation, we managed to create effective “communication platforms”, aimed at efficient interaction with entrepreneurs and potential investors. These are the Internet resources developed: City4Business; Investment Portal. Moreover, in partnership with 2 state banks, we managed to implement the mechanism of financial support for entrepreneurs”, – Serhii Morhunov says.
Another important project, according to Serhii Morhunov, is “Open Regulatory Platform”. This is the first and the only platform in Ukraine, where representatives of central and local public bodies, scientists, and entrepreneurs are building favorable regulatory environment for business activity. This project was made possible with UNDP’s support.
PLEDDG Director Oleksandr Kucherenko noted that they cooperated with 16 Ukrainian cities. But Vinnytsia was a leader in implementing various projects.
Currently, the Department for Economy and Investment of Vinnytsia City Council continues active cooperation with PLEDDG Project.